Innovation is the lifeblood of a dynamic water sector. WEF is committed to Innovation. It is in WEF’s Strategic Direction and it is here to stay. You can see that mind-set manifested at WEFTEC. We are all about thinking differently, facilitating conversations that transform ideas into solutions, and making new connections to help you turn challenges into accomplishments.
The Innovation Pavilion
At WEFTEC 2014, cutting-edge products and services were brought to you by WEF and our innovation partners, Imagine H2O and BlueTech Research. Featured exhibitors included finalists and winners of the Imagine H2O Water Innovation Prize and the 2014 BlueTech Forum Showcase. The theater in the Pavilion included exciting programs and discussions about innovative ideas, businesses and practices.
The Innovation Showcase next to the WEF Innovation Pavilion included the Wisconsin Innovation Pavilion, with the entrepreneurs from Milwaukee’s The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator exhibiting. The Showcase also featured GNO Inc., highlighting the winners of the Greater New Orleans Water Challenge, the Water Environment Research Foundation, and Kore Infrastructure (2012 EPA Green Chemistry winner).
The Innovation Showcase included several forward-looking educational sessions relevant to utilities, investors, strategic partners, entrepreneurs, and technology providers. Check the mobile app for the final details of these sessions and others in the innovation track.
The EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint Series
EPA and WEF convened working sessions throughout WEFTEC to address key questions about how WEF and its members can foster water sustainability and influence and support the EPA’s Water Technology Innovation Blueprint. This was an opportunity for WEFTEC attendees to have an early and ongoing influence in water. The following The EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint Series sessions were held in the Innovation Pavilion:
Session 233 Energy Conservation & Recovery: The EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint Area 1
Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Session 234 Recovering Nutrients: The EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint Area 2
Monday, September 29, 2014, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Session 235 Water Reuse: The EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint Area 4
Monday, September 29, 2014, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Session 620 EPA Water Technology Innovation Blueprint: Pulling it All Together – Sustainability
Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Innovation Pavilion Programming
New! Innovate Book
- WEFTEC 2014 Innovation Showcase, begins on p. 10
- Innovation Showcase Exhibitors, see p. 17
- Excerpt articles from WE&T and World Water-- special focuses on energy, nutrients, resilience, reuse and stormwater
- Upcoming events for 2014-2015 and more!